Type 2 diabetes is an all-too-common condition. These days, more than 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and many millions more have prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We know that certain risk factors for diabetes are within our control, such as being overweight or obese and lack of physical activity. The foods we eat are important too, and it’s best to avoid items that are high in sugar. But new research suggests that there may be another, less expected culprit to watch out for on our plates.
It’s been a Holy Grail of diabetes research for decades: Insulin that doesn’t require needle injections. Now, scientists are reporting a breakthrough in achieving the goal — developing an inhalable insulin for diabetics to keep their blood glucose in check.
Afrezza, a small device resembling an asthma inhaler, is a rapid-acting insulin that is inhaled. The new drug, manufactured by MannKind Corp., works by binding insulin to an inert powder, which is then inhaled and absorbed through the lungs.
Millions of people across the world currently suffer from diabetes – including 20 million in the United States alone. Fortunately, a chemical found in ayahuasca shows promise as a cure.
Diabetes affects its sufferers by preventing insulin production, meaning the body can't very well get energy from food. In particular, it results from a deficiency in the pancreas's beta cells. The chemical harmine, naturally found in ayahuasca, may fix that.
Can medicine that helps diabetes also benefit breast cancer?
A drug commonly used to treat type-2 diabetes can prevent or delay the recurrence of some types of breast cancer, researchers at Hadassah-University Medical Center have found.
Metformin (Glucophage and other brand names) was found in a study of 8,000 patients around the world to reduce the risk of repeated HER-2 positive breast cancers.
How to trigger change and better behavior
Type two diabetes is curable if you ignore your doctor’s advice. Diabetes is not the hopeless disease that most doctors would have us believe it is though it is a long losing battle if you walk the trail western medicine wants you to travel.
Like all the chronic diseases, the western medical establishment does not want you or your doctor to become conscious of the real causes of diabetes and it certainly does not want you to receive treatments that will prevent diabetes from destroying your life.
A high concentration of indolepropionic acid in the serum protects against type 2 diabetes, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Indolepropionic acid is a metabolite produced by intestinal bacteria, and its production is boosted by a fiber-rich diet. According to the researchers, the discovery provides additional insight into the role of intestinal bacteria in the interplay between diet, metabolism and health.
We hear a lot about ‘race’ these days, generally in cases of biased, activism, discrimination and so on. Personally, I do not like using the term race as it is inaccurate, misleading and often racist in its connotation. We are all ONE race – the human race!
In 1995, Robert Lee Hotz, reported in the Feb. 20 issue of the Cincinnati Enquirer:
Reports continue to show the detriments of soda on the body. Not only is it nutritionally void, it causes obesity, diabetes, and cancer.
ccording to researchers from Harvard School of Public Health, liquid sugar is permanently changing little girls’ hormones. The findings were published in the journal Human Reproduction.
TV, it seems, has its signals crossed.
On one channel you'll see shows like The Biggest Loser fighting obesity and advocating weight loss through diet and exercise.
But turn the channel and you have Paula Deen whipping up some down-home, deep-fried deliciousness featuring cakes, cupcakes, or other sweet treats. What gives?
The reality is that we as a country are bombarded with mixed messages every day when it comes to food. We want to (and often do!) indulge in the sugary goodness that seems to be on every street corner, vending machine, and cookie jar, and then we lament our expanding waistlines and the growing diabetes epidemic.
No wonder everyone is looking for a magic pill to take off the weight. But what if you could stop the cravings that led to the overeating in a safe and effective way?
Brandon Cohen, May 12, 2016
What should be done for children whose parents reject the idea of providing them with potentially life-saving medical treatment?